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  2. New Head of Basketball a “Major Coup for the Spartans”
  3. U12 and U14 Representative Team Announcements
  4. U18 Boys and Girls Representative Teams
  5. COVID Update – 30/07/2020


QSL Southern Districts Spartans

Southern Districts have an strong history in Basketball Queensland’s State League program (formerly Southern Basketball League). The Queensland State League provides an avenue to high-level competition for young developing players, players at their pinnacle, and players who have stepped down from elite competition. QSL is a strong and competitive league in its own right, and also serves as a key launchpad for young players looking to move into the NBL1 and beyond.

Southern Districts have a variety of teams within the QSL competition including Women’s and Men’s. We host open trials for our QSL program in February and March each year and maintain an elite training program during the off season. For more information contact Rebecca, Coaching Director, at

2020 Spartans Head Coach

CJ Bruton is the Head Coach of the Spartans QSL Men for 2020. As a former professional basketball player in the NBL, CJ is part of the illustrious club to have 6 x NBL Championships as a player over his career. Bruton also represented the Australian Boomers at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and won a Gold Medal as part of the 2006 Commonwealth Games team. CJ is currently the Assistant Coach of the Brisbane Bullets as well as the Australian Boomers.

CJ’s Spartans connection runs deep and has been a part of the club in a range of capacities as a coach and player. CJ is not only a NBL and Basketball legend in his own right but his ability to get the best out of players is unmatched. It is a honour and privilege to have him involved in our senior program for 2020 and we hope he is able to build a winning culture for our talented roster.

2020 Lady Spartans Head Coach

Aja Parham-Ammar is the Head Coach of the Lady Spartans QSL Women for 2020. As a former professional basketball player in the WNBA and Europe, Aja has been an essential part of the Spartans Women’s program. As a player she has been a part of the clubs QBL ‘Three-Peat’ success in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Aja commenced her career in Div 1 of the NCAA at Boston College, before going to be play for Seattle Storm in the WNBA, and securing numerous contracts throughout a seven-year European career prior to her move to Australia.

She has held the position of Assistant Coach for the several QLD State Teams, both male and female, and has worked closely with the High Performance Program in both the mentoring and training of QLD Basketball athletes. Throughout the 2018/19 and 2019/20 season, Aja has taken up roles with the Brisbane Bullets NBL program working in various areas from Development and Training Squad, athlete rehab and strength and conditioning, and video analysis. We can’t wait to see Aja back on the hardwood in a different role but still showing her signature win at all cost attitude.

Fixtures and Results

Tickets and Home Games

Saturday 8th of August – Southern Districts Spartans vs South West Metro Pirates – Tickets Here

Sunday 16th of August – Southern Districts Spartans vs Gold Coast Rollers – Tickets Here

Sunday 30th of August – Southern Districts Spartans vs RedCity Roar – Tickets Here

Saturday 19th of September – Southern Districts Spartans vs Toowoomba Mountaineers – Tickets Here

Saturday 26th of September – Southern Districts Spartans vs Sunshine Coast Phoenix – Tickets Here

Saturday 10th of October – Southern Districts Spartans vs Brisbane Capitals – Tickets Here